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Rose du Jour....'General Schablikine'
November 12, 2012




In the class of Tea Roses there are incredible

standouts....'General Schalikine' is one (please

don't mention this to the other teas in the


Bred in 1878 by Gilbert Nabannond in France

named for a Russian General living and/or

holidaying on the French Rivera.  Sometimes

referred to as 'Vestey's Pink Tea'.




A quote from Henry Charles Brougham about

'General Schablikine' and the qualities of this

beautiful Tea Rose,


"If a law was passed that one man should
cultivate but one variety of rose, I should without hesitation choose General Schablekine [sic]; for general utility it is without rival, flowering continuously from October to Summer, flowers of fine shape and wonderful evenness, a hundred blooms could be gathered off one plant, and everyone exactly resembling its neighbor; the flower-stalk was a peculiar curve, which identifies it from other sorts.  But little is know in England, which is surprising, as its good constitution and hardiness would almost guarantee success in a colder and more gloomy climate.  This of all roses serves us the most faithfully and generously."

At Rose Petals Nursery our mother plant of The

General as we refer to him, is over 10 feet tall

and just as wide.  The foliage is always glossy

and green without spraying.  The Gardener feels

sad that the location of 'General Schablikine' at

the nursery prevents visitors from enjoying his

presence for he lives in one of the more private

areas.  If you are ever at the nursery and wish

to see The General, please be sure and ask us!


A reminder to add 'General Schablikine' to your

Wish List and/or check our website often for




Thanks for stopping by~



"Preserving History One Rose at a Time"

Chris .
November 12, 2012

Great post. Love these roses!

sherryocala .
November 12, 2012

He's a beauty!!


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